Despite attempts at simplification by government, navigating the planning system remains a potentially time consuming and costly process. Our planning solicitors are experienced at helping clients through this process, whether at the strategic level as the first steps are made towards having a site allocated, helping to shape planning applications, negotiating planning obligation agreements or advising in relation to appeals and legal challenges at the decision making stage.
Our clients include national and regional house builders, commercial developers, government bodies, planning authorities, private sector companies and landed estates.
Working with the Environment Bank in rolling out the UK-wide scheme of land acquisitions of suitable agricultural land for the creation and maintenance of habitat credits.
Supporting a subsidiary of Downing LLP (a leading City based investment management group) in its acquisition of the entire shareholding of the Pub People Group with view to supporting the businesses growth. This included conducting real estate due diligence on the portfolio of freehold and leasehold pubs, and the freehold head office.